Italy's Amalfi Coast

Self-Guided - 7 Days / 8 Nights

The fame of the Amalfi Coast is due to its bewitching combination of extreme beauty and jaw dropping drama. On this walk you experience both starting in Ravello, high above the sea, and ending in the elegant resort of Positano. Follow panoramic footpaths, quiet mule tracks and ancient stairways linking isolated villages; walk through lemon, olive and chestnut groves, vineyards and meadows on the beautiful Sorrentine Peninsular. Descend to the coast each day to enjoy the lively hospitality and Campania cuisine. The area is renowned for its pasta, mozzarella and pizza as well as the frutti di mare - specialities from the sea, described as the best Europe has to offer!

Your Journey

Day 1

Arrive Ravello high above the Amalfi Coast in Italy.

Day 2 Walking: Approximately 3 -5 hours

Explore the elegant villas and ancient monuments of Ravello and in the afternoon walk to the quaint fishing village of Atrani. Return to Ravello for overnight.

Day 3 Walking: Approximately 3 + 1 hrs

Walk to Amalfi via Scala, the “oldest little city” of the coast, along the high path of the Valle delle Ferriere and through fragrant lemon groves.

Day 4 Walking: Approximately 5 hours

Day free in Amalfi or optional walk.

Day 5 Walking: Approximately 13km. 6 hours

The 1,000 year old Maestro dei Villagi footpath leads through ancient villages to the tiny fishing village of Conca dei Marina and on to Praiano.

Day 6 Walking: Aproximately 11 km 5 hours

Walk into the Valley of Praia where many vineyards cling to the cliffs and on to the first section of the famous ‘Sentiero degli Dei’ - the Pathway of the Gods - with views to Capri.

Day 7 Walking: Approximately 9 km 4½ hours

From Vettica Maggiore climb up to the monastery of San Domenica and along the Pathway of the Gods before descending through olive groves to the lively resort of Positano.

Day 8

Walking holiday ends after breakfast. Please enquire about extending your stay in Positano and excursions to the Isle of Capri, Sorrento, Pompeii plus additional walks in Italy.

Price - 2018

Please note that pricing is per person in Euros

01-30 April : Double/Twin €1087

01 May - 18 June, 19-30 September: Double/Twin €1175

19 June - 23 July, 1-18 September: Double/Twin €1206

24 July-31 August: Double/Twin €1312

1-9 October: Double/Twin €1043

10-31 October: Double/Twin €987

Single Supplement €300

Costs are for minimum two people.

Schedule

2018: Start any day April – October. 

Add Isle of Capri - Self Guided - 3 Days / 2 Nights

Instead of visiting Capri in one day from Positano, stay 2 nights on this magical island paradise.

Day 8

Travel by boat from Positano to the famous island of Capri. Since the days when the Roman emperors holidayed on this island paradise, Capri has never lost its fame and popularity. As well as seeing the tourist highlights, you will take a beautiful circuit walk passing the ruins of the most impressive Roman Villa, the untouched coastline and many grottos. This walk can be extended or shortened in many ways, according to how much walking, relaxing or shopping you wish to do. In the evening, dine at one of the numerous charming and romantic restaurants. Distance: 8 km. Approx. 4 h walking

Day 9

Today’s walk is on the less famous side of the island of Capri, the more rural and mountainous Anacapri. Ascend by chairlift (‘funicular’) up to the highest mountain of the island, the Mount Solaro, from where you can enjoy marvellous views over the island, the Bay of Naples, the Bay of Salerno and the Amalfi Coast. Descending along the ridge and down to the lighthouse at the western tip of the island, where you have the opportunity for a swim in the clear sea water. The walk then continues along the coast, past a number of fortresses, some built by the English to defend the island from the fleet of Napoleon. The walk ends at the world famous ‘Blue Grotto’ (Grotta Azzurra’). Return to your hotel by bus. Distance: 8 km. Approx. 4 h. walking

Day 10

Walking holiday ends after breakfast. Return by boat to Naples where you can either take a shuttle bus to the airport or rail connections anywhere in Italy.

Terrain

Moderate to energetic. Walks average 4-5 hours a day. There are ancient stepped paths and some rocky footpaths not suitable for anyone suffering from vertigo.

Meals

Breakfast daily

Price - 2018

Please note that pricing is per person in Euros

29 March-1 April, 1-28 August: Double/Twin €250; Single Supplement €95

2-29 April, 1 October - 2 November: Double/Twin €182; Single Supplement €65

30 April-31 July, 29 August - 30 September: Double/Twin €232; Single Supplement €90

Costs are for minimum two people.

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